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PartSelect Number PS9493075
This knob accepts a D shaped shaft. Sold Individually.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Pulled off old knob and aligned new knob and pushed on. Videos sent with order was very clear and great customer service tool.
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The repair was so easy when I got the part, I did it myself without any help in 5 seconds!
Removed clip from old knob with needle nose pliers and removed knob. Pulled indicator dial off of the timer shaft. Removed three screws with nut driver from top of back panel and opened control panel. One screw holds the timer mechanism in place. Unplugged wiring harness from timer and removed screw. Removed timer. There are tabs that the timer sits in. Make sure you have reinstalled the timer correctly in place. Installed new timer and replaced screw. Closed control panel and replaced the three screws in back panel. Slid indicator guide down over timer shaft making sure to line up the tab on dial with notch in nylon shaft. Slide know over metal shaft and replace the clip which holds the knob in place. Operate washer according to instructions. In the future be sure to turn your knob slowly when setting the wash cycle. Turning it too quickly can wear out or break the parts once more.
Replaced timer switch, stem was stripped. Also found all 4 knobs cracked, which surprised me. . Unit only 2 years old, replaced them also. All repair done from top, removed top then control panel, popped knobs off, replced them. Working good now.
Unplugged dryer. Removed knobs and display panel. Removed bad start switch. This was a bit tricky for a novice. Had to do a bit of twisting. Once the new part was installed, I screwed in the display panel. The dryer worked, but I discovered that the part wasn't securely in place. It took three tries before I finally figured out how to secure the part. Now, everytime I start my dryer, I sing "I am Woman, Hear me Roar!" Woo Hoo!!! Sounds like a little thing to all you Do-It-Yourselfers out there, but to me, this really empowered me. Hmmm, what's next? Maybe the edge of the garage door??? See Ya!
Use snub nose plier took less than fifteen minutes.
The repair would have been extremely easy, if only the part was correct. The original starter switch was discontinued-WE4M402, which had 4 prongs to connect to my dryer's 4 electrical wires. The manufacturer substituted a new part-WE4M519, which has only 3 prongs. PartSelect suggested I contact GE and ask what I should do to properly connect the starter switch. The GE help was totally useless, just repeating that the original part was discontinued and a new substitute part was issued; they could not provide any information as to how to install a switch that previously required 4 electrical wires but now only provides for 3 electrical wires. Of course GE would be happy to schedule a service call and have a repairman come out.
removed the facia and removed the switch
Just slipped it on. No problems, No Tools.
Took old knobs off and put new on. No tools needed. Now it works like a charm....
UNPLUG APPLIANCE PREVIOUS DAY.removed metal panel(six screws) behind knobs.compare new switch to old. transfer wires to new switch one at a time. gently turn switch counter clockwise while lifting just enough on plastic that prevents switch from turning. install new switch opposite manner.I added one very small wood screw in whole provided to stabilize switch. must be short and skinny1/8x #2 so as not to break or protrude plastic.Maybe GE left out of mine and others have screw?Knobs just pull off and push on except the timer on washer has a clip between knob and bezel (see video on website.)
It was very easy just to remove the spring and plug in the new knob. your video instruction was very helpful. Thank you.
replace control knob
I removed the three screws that hold the front switch cover to the backing plate. I then slid the front cover to the right and pulled it out and forward. I marked all the wires and removed them. Now the front cover is free. starting from the left i removed the knobs and the switches. The switches have a tab on them and they twist out of their socket. The front cover plate was also broken so I replaced it. In the new front cover plate I installed the switches starting from the right. When I got to the start switch I installed a new switch and knob.I then installed the rest of the knobs. then I installed the wires and put the tabs in their place and slid the cover plate to the left and installed the three screws.I then tested it and it worked great .
I checked the motor,it was bad I was pulling to 20 amps too much. The washer was still not working and the motor was bad so I checked the lid switch for continuity. The switch was a magnet type so with the lid down you should have continuity. In other words, a closed circuit. When the lid is opened, you should have a open circuit, Which would show no continuity. An open circuit means a break in the circuit. To change hinge bushings, raise lid, remove the screws on the outside of the lid, remove hinge, remove lid, insert new hinge bushings, place hinge through lid into bushings, and then put the screws back into the lid. If you followed these steps you should be done.
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